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Children encouraged to bathe for 20 minutes over heatwave

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Colombo, Feb 12 (Daily Mirror) - In the wake of the rising temperatures, medical experts have advised parents to make sure their children take a bath for at least twenty minutes per day in order to keep dehydration at bay.  

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Pediatric Specialist Dr. Deepal Perera highlighted the growing prevalence of skin ailments among children, attributing the trend to the escalating heat levels across the country.

Dr. Perera emphasized that heightened temperatures not only exacerbate skin conditions but also pose a significant risk of dehydration, particularly among young children.

In light of these developments, Dr. Perera issued a stern call to parents, urging them to remain vigilant and proactive in safeguarding their children's health.

Heightened awareness and preventive measures, including adequate hydration and taking a bath for at least 20 minutes, wearing simple dresses and encouraging natural drinks, are underscored as safeguards against the adverse effects of rising temperatures on children's health.


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  • Fact Monday, 12 February 2024 05:51 PM

    We all love to. But the water bill kills.

    Uncle Paradise Monday, 12 February 2024 06:55 PM

    Who pays the water bill?

    ANTON Monday, 12 February 2024 08:26 PM

    BUT THE WATER BILLS DISCOURAGE THEIR PARENTS. NADDA MAN AHANNE ?

    Smh Monday, 12 February 2024 10:16 PM

    Why not drink more water instead and have cooling foods like barley, sago, Lassi, curd, gotukola, mung eta, thambili and coconut water. Some may cost money but it will not be as expensive as everyone in the family bathing for 20 minutes. Avoid fried foods and fast foods, sugar and all the unhealthy soft drinks. The high salt content in fast food, fried food, msg and sugar in drinks only make the more dehydrated. If you don't hydrate from the inside, treating the body on the surface will give temporary relief.

    Premalal Perera Tuesday, 13 February 2024 07:55 AM

    The water bill dehydrates more than the heat.

    Jude Tuesday, 13 February 2024 10:15 AM

    Due to regular water cuts, children has to be taken for sea Bath or to Bath in the River!!


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